Out­rage of the usual sus­pects

Daily Mail - - The Pomp And The Pygmy -

A FA­MIL­IAR roll call of Leftwingers yesterday tried to whip up out­rage over Don­ald Trump’s visit.

Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Bianca Jagger were among the politi­cians and mi­nor celebri­ties pour­ing scorn on the Pres­i­dent as more than 100,000 pro­test­ers con­verged on the streets of the cap­i­tal.

For­mer Labour leader Mr Miliband, now work­ing as a part-time ra­dio DJ, ac­cused him of be­ing ‘frankly in­cred­i­bly in­sult­ing’ to the Bri­tish Govern­ment. Min­gling with crowds near Port­land Place, he called Mr Trump ‘dan­ger­ous to the world’.

Ex-deputy prime min­is­ter Mr Clegg, now keep­ing him­self busy with a weekly pod­cast, com­plained about the Pres­i­dent’s ‘crazed at­tacks’ on the EU and Nato. He wrote: ‘Don­ald Trump has every right to visit. We have every right to say he’s wrong.’

Mean­while Alas­tair Camp­bell posted pic­tures of him­self wear­ing an of­fen­sive T-shirt reading ‘F*** Boris’.

Tony Blair’s for­mer spin doctor tweeted: ‘Join me and raise two fin­gers to the man who lied his way to Brexit and the heart of @re­alDon­aldTrump.’

Nicaraguan ac­tress Miss Jagger joined the protest – the lat­est cause in a some­times un­likely ca­reer spent cham­pi­oning Left-wing causes. She an­nounced her sup­port with a se­ries of tweets pub­li­cis­ing an anti-Trump ban­ner un­veiled by Amnesty In­ter­na­tional.

Ac­tress Laura Carmichael, who played Lady Edith Craw­ley in Down­ton Abbey, held a ban­ner reading: ‘End Vi­o­lence Against Women.’ She has de­scribed her­self as a Cor­bynista and ac­cused the Tories of mak­ing the na­tion ‘un­fair’.

Labour MP Yvette Cooper tweeted: ‘Trump’s ap­palling be­hav­iour makes me sym­pa­thise with Theresa May. Til I re­mem­ber her des­per­ate rush to in­vite him.’ Her col­league Chuka Umunna said: ‘We must not stay silent in the face of racism, sex­ism, is­lam­o­pho­bia, ha­tred and big­otry.’

Owen Jones, the Cor­byn-sup­port­ing com­men­ta­tor, tweeted: ‘The Tory Right want Bri­tain to be­come a pup­pet of Don­ald Trump’s Amer­ica.’

Stephen Fry branded Mr Trump a ‘mob­ster’.

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